Qualification details

ICA40311 - Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICA40305 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Websites)ICA40305 core units updated and reduced. Removal of entry requirements and prerequisites. Qualification made more flexible. Administration and design and development (old design) remain, however units have been updated and/or added to each specialisation. OUTCOMES DEEMED EQUIVALENT. 17/Jul/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICT40315 - Certificate IV in Web-Based TechnologiesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 24/Mar/2015

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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ICAWEB416A - Customise content management systemCustomise content management systemN/A
ICAICT403A - Apply software development methodologiesApply software development methodologiesN/A
ICAWEB410A - Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websitesApply web authoring tool to convert client data for websitesN/A
ICAICT408A - Create technical documentationCreate technical documentationN/A
ICAWEB401A - Design a website to meet technical requirementsDesign a website to meet technical requirementsN/A
ICAWEB414A - Design simple web page layoutsDesign simple web page layoutsN/A
ICAPMG401A - Support small scale IT projectsSupport small scale IT projectsN/A
ICAWEB404A - Maintain website performanceMaintain website performanceN/A
ICAICT417A - Identify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet industry standardsIdentify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet industry standardsN/A
ICAWEB425A - Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate dataApply structured query language to extract and manipulate dataN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 313113 Web Administrator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2231 Computing Professionals 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0299 Other Information Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Website and Database Development,Interactive Digital Media 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Website Designer,Website Administrator,Assistant Webmaster 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 313113 Web Administrator 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2231 Computing Professionals 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0299 Other Information Technology 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 18/Jul/2011 
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Modification History



Release 1

This Qualification first released with ICA11 Information and Communications Technology Training Package version 1.0


This qualification provides an individual with the skills and knowledge to design, develop, build and administer websites using a range of website technologies.

Job roles 

Possible job titles relevant to this include:

  • web developer or technical writer
  • webmaster assistant
  • website coordinator
  • website or web support administrator
  • assistant web designer.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • after achieving ICA30111 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICA30111


  • with demonstrated vocational experience in a range of web-related work environments in website development, administration or management.

Pathways from the qualification 

ICA50611 Diploma of Website Development, or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no link between this qualification and licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements. However users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority. There may be some alignment with industry standard certification competencies.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification 


  • consulting with end users and clients before, during and after development of websites to determine their issues and ensure that their needs are met
  • interpreting technical manuals
  • documenting and presenting information in a variety of formats and media


  • consulting with work team to review proposed changes against current and future business requirements
  • establishing and improving work teams in an IT environment


  • determining criteria for writing script for web pages, for example, dynamic functionality and appropriate language

Initiative and enterprise

  • developing new criteria and procedures for performing current practices
  • identifying, analysing and evaluating information from a variety of sources

Planning and organising

  • creating project plans to guide the development of systems methodologies


  • taking responsibility for own output in relation to specified quality standards
  • meeting ethical standards in the areas of security, legal, moral and ethical practice


  • gathering and organising feedback on draft documentation and client satisfaction
  • maintaining knowledge of tools and software applications and the goods and services provided


  • selecting and using software and hardware tools in a variety of web, database, scripting and multimedia contexts

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 22 

8 core units  plus 

14 elective units 

The elective units consist of:

  • 5 from one of the following specialist groups:
  • Group A Administration
  • Group B Design and development
  • of the remaining units:
  • up to 9 may be from the specialist elective groups below or from Group C general elective units below
  • up to 4 may be from elsewhere in ICA11 or any other Training Package or accredited course at Certificate IV or Diploma level.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core units 

BSBOHS302B Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes

ICAICT401A Determine and confirm client business requirements

ICAICT418A Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment

ICAWEB401A Design a website to meet technical requirements

ICAWEB402A Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs

ICAWEB403A Transfer content to a website using commercial packages

ICAWEB424A Evaluate and select a web hosting service

ICAWEB429A Create a markup language document to specification

Elective units 

Specialist elective units 

Group A Administration 

ICAWEB404A Maintain website performance

ICAWEB405A Monitor traffic and compile website traffic reports

ICAWEB406A Create website testing procedures

ICAWEB407A Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites

ICAWEB408A Ensure basic website security

Group B Design and development 

ICADBS403A Create basic databases

ICAWEB409A Develop cascading style sheets

ICAWEB411A Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages

ICAWEB415A Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages

ICAWEB425A Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate data

General elective units 

Group C 

BSBCRT401A Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

CUFPPM404A Create storyboards

ICAICT403A Apply software development methodologies

ICAICT407A Maintain website information standards

ICAICT408A Create technical documentation

ICAICT417A Identify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet industry standards

ICAICT420A Develop client user interface

ICANWK409A Create scripts for networking

ICAPMG401A Support small scale IT projects

ICAPRG405A Automate processes

ICAWEB410A Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites

ICAWEB412A Produce interactive web animation

ICAWEB413A Optimise search engines

ICAWEB414A Design simple web page layouts

ICAWEB416A Customise content management system

ICAWEB417A Integrate social web technologies

ICAWEB421A Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards